February 1, 1950 – April 2, 2021

   Michael Gowens entered eternal life on April 2, 2021 at Banner University in Arizona. Mike is survived by his three grateful sons: Mick, Jeremy and Sean Gowens; his sister, Donna Iberg; and four granddaughters that he cherished – Brooke, Brynn, Karsyn and Katelynn Gowens.

   Mike was born to Eldon and Mildred Gowens on February 1, 1950. He attended school in Memphis, Tennessee and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He then went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Army, where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. Mike married and welcomed three sons that were the highlight of his life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mike and the boys relocated to Gilbert, Arizona in 1996.

   Mike was a devoted father, papa and friend. Anyone that knew him, knew how much his boys and granddaughters meant to him. Mike was a successful entrepreneur, and thoroughly enjoyed providing for his family. He was a big part of the BMX community and loved motorcycles. He was an avid sports fan and loved his country. Mike enjoyed cooking only the finest meals. His biggest hobby…his family! Mike always made time for conversation, if you’d just met him or had known him for years, he always made you feel like family.  

   A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 1, 2021 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Flowers and condolences may be offered at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Or donations to WWW.WOUNDEDWARRIORPROJECT.COM, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

   A burial service will take place immediately after in the courtyard. 


Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise”

Matthew 25:21 “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.  He does not come into judgement, but has passed from death to life

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  1. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your father will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.

  2. Michael,
    We had many great times together and I will truly miss you!! Now you are in a place where the streets are paved with gold and there is no pain or shortness of breath. I’ll see you up there one day!
    Love & condolences,

  3. Mike and I were Brothers from different Mothers, and stated that frequently. He was the closest of friends and we were there for each other during all our trials and tribulations. I miss him greatly. Mike was a warrior in life. He had incredible people skills and great natural sales ability which came from superb analytical and probing skills and a genuine love of people. He was a lover of the US and an American Patriot. He went into the draft at 17 and went to Vietnam. He started at Ft. Benning for jump school, Ft. Bragg for Special Forces training, and Florida for jungle training. He was in country in ’67, ’68,’69. Specialist 5 Gowens returned from Vietnam in ’69 a hero, and a man, after chasing Charlie and NVA into Laos and Cambodia for a living, to begin a foodservice career, calling on his marketing skills. He saw heavy action with his A Teams.
    I met Mike when he was a Marketing Specialist with Hillshire Farms in ’84, while I was with the Nobel Company of Albuquerque.
    We had similar ages and backgrounds a love of conservative values, similar families, and a love of our kids and our wives. We became close like brothers and have remained so till this day. I miss him greatly.

  4. My long time dear friend, I am going to miss you greatly. Phyllis always told me about receiving FBP almost every day from you. The USA has lost a fine AMERICAN whom I admired in many ways. Enjoyed getting to know you, working with you at a couple of companies, and then having you report to me and becoming a top Regional Sales Manager. The great times we had talking about our lives both from the Military days and our many ups and downs of life. GOD REST YOUR SOUL BROTHER. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN.

  5. Prayers and condolences to Michael’s family. His cousin, Jay Fink.

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